Call Detail
2019/2020 Brighton Sculpture Walk Eye for Art-on-Loan Program

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 1/15/19
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 8

Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Instructions for artists submitting up to eight separate sculptures:
"IMPORTANT: This application represents ONE artwork, with 1 to 5 images of the individual work. If you wish to enter additional artworks, checkout and submit the first application, then return to "Apply to Calls" and choose APPLY AGAIN TO THIS CALL. Repeat the process for up to 8 applications.".

The application is due by midnight on January 15, 2019
  • All sculptures submitted for consideration must be available for delivery and installation by or before May 1, 2019 and remain on display until April  31, 2020.
  • The artist is responsible for making arrangements to transport and install his/her work. The artist must provide tools and equipment needed for installation including extension cords.
  • The sculptures will be installed outside and exposed to the elements, including harsh sun, high winds, wide fluctuations in temperatures, and moisture.
  • The sculpture should be safe for interaction with the public, especially children. 
  • Maximum weight must not exceed 1,000 pounds.
  • Fragile, vulnerable or inappropriate work will not be considered.
  • Recommended minimum 3 feet tall. Visual presence is essential.
  • The sculptures will be viewed from all angles, and must be sized to allow for installation and proper proportion on the existing pads and pedestals.  
  • Open Theme call

Five pieces will be selected for installation at the Carmichael Park location within the community. 

  • Carmichael Park 650 E Southern Street, Brighton Colorado.  (Map attached)
  • Pedestal style:  Black powder coated steel pedestals
  • Ped size; 36” high and 36” square black powder coated steel pedestals
  • One 12" high and 36" square black powder coated steel pedestal (will be available upon request of the artists selected.)
  • The pedestals themselves sit on a concrete footing.
  • Raw steel plates attached to the top of the pedestals allow for tack weld and/or bolt installation. 
  • Maximum weight must not exceed 1,000 pounds.
  • The plinth is metal, and ideally we are looking for a way to adapt all sculptures to a single ½” stud that can be bolted down from the inside (a single ½” threaded bolt coming out of the base of the sculpture is best). with forklift and straps used to raise and lower them into place.
  • Sculpture size height: minimum 4 feet
  • Width: base fit on 36" square width
  • Type: Various
  • Maximum weight not to exceed 1,000 pounds.

The artist honorarium is $500 for each sculpture selected for display.  The Eye for Art Committee will retain a 20% commission on sculptures sold to support the outdoor public art program. 

Plaques will be provided for each piece which lists the artist, materials, price and contact information for purchase. 

A $1,000 cash award will be awarded to the artist chosen by Brighton citizens as “Brighton’s Choice.” 

Although the purchase of an Art-on-Loan sculpture is not guaranteed, the Eye for Art Committee is committed to expanding Brighton’s permanent collection. The Sculpture-on-Loan program is used as a resource for potential purchases.  Eight sculptures from the Eye for Art program have been purchased to date.  Two have been installed on the grounds in front of City Hall and two more will be placed at prominent locations within the City in 2019.

The artist is responsible for making arrangements to transport and install his/her work at the designated site between April 1, 2019 and May 1, 2019 to display the sculpture until April 31, 2020 and to de-install soon thereafter. Installation and de-installation is coordinated through the City of Brighton Eye for Art Program in cooperation with the Brighton Parks Department.  The artist must provide tools and equipment needed for installation and dismounts including extension cords.

By submitting a proposal, the artist agrees to the terms of acceptance in the 2019-2020 Art-on-Loan Project.

The application is due by midnight on January 15, 2019.  Artists will be selected on Feb 1, 2019 and notified by the following week. The application is available at CaFÉ

This Sculpture Project is an Art-on-Loan program created by the City of Brighton Eye for Art (E4A) Committee and approved by the Brighton City Council in 2011. The program affords artists increased public exposure and the opportunity to sell their works.  The Eye for Art Committee hopes the 2019 Art-on-Loan Project at Carmichael Park will continue the success of the program through this outdoor Public Art-on-Loan program, strengthening community identity and enhancing a “sense of place” and community pride for people who live and work in the City of Brighton. 

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